posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 11:42 AM
Just to be clear, the link to the article about RP supporters taking over Romney delegate selection process happened in Massachusetts, not Louisiana.
But here's the point. Ron Paul supporters are taking over the GOP at the state level from the bottom up. They start out by voting delegates at the
town or county level to go to the district conventions. From there they vote delegates to the state convention and at the state convention they not
only vote for their choices for delegates to the national convention, they ALSO vote for their choice for state party chairman and other state party
officials. It's up to the state party officials to enforce state party rules about delegates voting for their 'committed' candidate, if in fact
there is any mechanism for enforcing that to begin with. So if you have state party officials that are Ron Paul supporters, what is the chance that
they will 'enforce' the commitment of (Ron Paul) delegates who are supposed to vote for someone else but don't? If you said ZERO chance, you're
Does this have to happen in all 50 states for Ron Paul to get the nomination? No. It just has to happen in the right states that send the most
delegates to the convention. Take Texas for example. 155 delegates to the convention. If Ron Paul, who is from Texas, doesn't beat Mitt Romney, who
is the poster boy for a lot of the things that Texans dislike such as a) he's a Yankee! b) he represents east coast money and the elite and c) he's
NOT from Texas, then there is a good chance that Ron Paul supporters, who are enthusiastic, while Romney's supporters are not, will still dominate
the county, district and state delegate selection process.
I personally am suspicious of poll results that show Ron Paul at 11% or similar numbers. Show me any video of Mitt Romney getting 10,000 or 6,000 or
even 3,000 supporters to a LOCAL town meeting. I haven't seen any. I've seen multiple videos of large Ron Paul crowds who seem to be far more
motivated than the quiet Romney audiences. Even if the 11% numbers are accurate, which I doubt, but even if that's the case, what counts is who goes
to the polls and who bothers to go to the GOP meetings. It does Romney no good if he has five times as many lackluster supporters who won't bother to
vote or go to GOP meetings as Ron Paul if RP's supporters do vote and do show up for the meetings.
Romney's apparent clinching of the nomination process based on meaningless primaries and state caucuses, may actually backfire if his supporters in
the states still to vote, don't bother to do so because they think he's already got it wrapped up.